Tohoku Sights



Ho-Onji (Ho-On Temple)

Ho-Onji (Ho-On Temple) Review

On the outskirts of Mt. Atagoyama is a temple district where a dozen temples are clustered. This one houses 499 statues, including Marco Polo and Kublai Khan, that were carved between 1731 and 1735. Behind Ho-onji are a small cemetery and a tranquil Japanese garden. Monks ring a bell periodically; the sounds echo through the premises and the city.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 31–5 Nakasugawacho, Morioka, 020-0016
  • Phone: 019/641–4415
  • Cost: ¥300
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Location: Morioka
Updated: 09-20-2013

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